, turn it around. i think there is a change in -- a turning of the tide in public opinion. any evidence? i see some evidence of that in the president's approval rating. anything in the media? >> not so far. i mean, we'll have to see. i mean, what's going to happen is, you know, the media will be looking for examples of horror stories, if they don't find them. if they go weeks and weeks without being able to report on any real catastrophes as a result of this, people are going to realize, okay, we have this 600 billion dollars in tax increases without any spending cuts at the first of the year and now at the first of march we have a trivial amount of spending cuts, about 44 billion, well, that is, now, president does a balanced approach and spending cuts, and see the balance that he keeps talking about. stuart: i'm sure they'll be looking for pain and agony and find it it somewhere. rich, thank you for joining us, sir. as you may know, the house passed a bill that will fund the government through the end of september that will mean the government will not shut down the end of this month.